The Secrets of Colour Temperature (Warm and Cool Colours) – How to Paint #3 – MV34

Michael Markowsky reveals the secrets of colour temperature and how they can be used when mixing acrylic paint. He also describes how using cool colours in the background makes warm colours in the foreground appear to “pop-forward.” Video shot on February 3rd and edited by Michael Markowsky on February 14-17, 2016.

The paints I use in this video are:
Cerulean Blue – Cool
Ultramarine Blue – Warm
Quinacridone Magenta – Cool
Cadmium Red Medium Hue – Warm
Cadmium Yellow Light Hue – Cool
Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue – Warm

Please watch all of the videos in my “How to Paint” series!
1) Introduction to The Artist’s Colour Wheel:
2) Value (Modifying Colours with Tints, Tones, Shades):
3) The Secrets of Colour Temperature (Warm and Cool Colours):
4) The BEST Color Mixing Tutorial EVER:
5) Paint Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”:
6) Paint Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”:

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